Replies. Connecting wood to concrete can seem intimidating but, with the right tools, even an amateur craftsman can do it. dia. Attaching Wood to Brick Wall 10 days ago 35:28. Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 38 total) to 1/2-in. One wall of the shower is an interior concrete wall with drywall attached directly to it. X. How to Hang a Deck From Cinder Blocks. In most cases, deck ledgers can be bolted directly to poured concrete or concrete block walls. Attaching a Ledger to Concrete Block - GardenWeb. Drill two lengths of ledger board for anchors as described above and anchor them both to the solid concrete, stacked to provide a 3” wide ledge along the top edge. The sagging of the joists causes a rotation of the ledger board and due to the constraint of momvement caused by the concrete wall, the ledger board does not rotate about the anchor bolts but rather the lower edge of the ledger that is in contact with the concrete. So […] This results in a tensile load on the anchor bolts rather than just a shear loading. Or, allowing for terminology differences, attach a bearer to the retaining wall like a ledger and then bring the joists out to sit on this ledger with a bit of clearance. Yes, that’s one long title right there! Properly installed ledger boards provide strength and support to decks attached to homes. Walls that are constructed of concrete block, that need to be covered with a roof, will require the use of a ledger. Attaching deck ledger to block wall. Attaching a ledger board to concrete block This topic has 37 replies, 1 voice, and was last updated 4 years, 4 months ago by jponto07 . . The ledger board will be bolted right into the house slab (not the brick wall!) Attaching the ledger board to hollow block. Jun 14, 2007 I was wondering if it was OK to attach a ledger board to the concrete I read somewhere that you can just drill through the block and install There are NO fasteners that are approved for attaching a deck ledger to a hollow block walldrill out a hole, install Opti-Mesh Adhesive-Anchoring Screen Tubes Expansion anchors — never lead shields — are used in solid masonry or filled block, and approved epoxy or acrylic anchors and bolts are used in hollow masonry. I’m not sure how to attach the concrete board to this wall. Best uses: Concrete and concrete block. Figure 1. These convenient panels of cementitious board provide an instant flat, hard surface that bonds with the thin-set adhesives or mortars used to install tile. How to Attach a Deck Ledger Board to a Masonry Wall. I saw others talked about attaching a double ledger board into the concrete foundation and then putting another board on top of it to where the ledger board would be attached to the brick. ... 2005 02:38am any ideas or suggestion on how to attach a ground level deck ledger to a concrete block wall. In addition it appears to be a cmu wall anyway instead of a monolith, so the block are hollow. I'm certain you can't attach a ledger to cinder block that is why the deck is going to be free standing. Concrete makes a tough, durable surface, and securing anything to it typically requires special tools. No longer is that the case, thanks to the innovative BVLZ brick veneer ledger connector from Simpson Strong-Tie. If you're planning to build a wall on top of a concrete slab, you'll need to use a specific type of fastener to anchor the wall in place. Attaching Ledger Board to a Wall Now that I have all the stumps in for the new deck, the next step is attaching a ledger board to the house. Brick or masonry veneer has traditionally posed a problem to homeowners and contractors seeking to attach a deck to a home without removing large portions of the veneer or siding. I can’t believe I’m the only one who wants to hang a pegboard without drilling into cinder block! The only way I would attach anything to them would be to drill completely through them, run a carriage bolt from the inside with a 4"x4" plate on the inside of the wall, attach the ledger … Most everything I have read talks about connecting it to wood, not concrete. Figure 1. I'd suggest sealing the slab on the surface and make sure it quit weeping before proceeding with the remainder of your project. And those are the exact words that I used in my google search and found absolutely no answer on how to hang a pegboard WITHOUT drilling into cinder block. Ledgers on Challenging Walls Professional Deck Builder Magazine. Determine where in the block the anchor should be placed Before choosing the correct anchor for an application, it is necessary to consider where in the block the fastener should be positioned. The wall will be damaged when I remove my current shower so I plan to cover this wall with 1/4 concrete board in order to provide a smooth waterproof surface to which I can apply tile. Ledgers can also be attached to solid concrete or solid masonry walls. Re: Best way to attach a deck Ledger board to a block foundation What about attaching it to the wood structure of the cottage? These nails are driven through a board and into concrete underneath, much like nailing a wood board to a wood floor. Use a steel measuring tape, carpenter's square and pencil to mark lines on the board indicating the placement of supporting lag bolts; space the bolts 35 to 40 cm (14 to 16 inches) apart. All my joists are going to be 2x8, so I was going to use 2x10 for the ledger board. versions are perfect for anchoring heavy, weight-bearing framing members such as deck ledger boards. attaching the deck ledger board. 8 or more inches of structure to attach it to, you could then make the deck roughly the same level as the patio door. Whether you're attaching a pergola or a covered deck to a brick wall on one side of your house, never underestimate the importance of installing the load-bearing ledger boards correctly. A ledger is a horizontal board that is attached to the top of the the wall. An epoxy bolt is a threaded shank that comes with a nut. Concrete nail. ... before attempting to attach a ledger board to a masonry wall. One fastener for the job is an epoxy bolt, manufactured for use in cement and with epoxy glue. They may also work if the block is hollow, but I would look into that one before attempting it. Ledger attachment to an I-joist floor depends on the rim-board … To secure your ledger board I'd suggest using a lag bolt with a lead spread type toggle. Concrete screws come in 3/16- and 1/4-inch diameter, in lengths up to 3-3/4 inches. Dont slide the block into placeyoull displace the mortar and create an uneven Drill the holes and counterbore them, but wait until the concrete has cured before attaching the board. The most popular ones involve connecting a wooden ledger board to the walls at floor height. How to Build a Concrete Wall for Your Own Private Backyard Retreat 5 Feb 2020 Bring privacy to your outdoor living space with a DIY cinderblock wall. With our system, we stop the foam below the ledger, then either use a PT Ledger screwed directly to the web, or, we use standard lumber, either wrapped in poly or tarpaper, whichever you prefer, on the side that will contact the concrete. For walls of concrete block, fill the hollow cores with grout; if that is not possible, consult a professional. Many methods are used to attach wood frame floors to insulating concrete form (ICF) exterior walls. Thanks in advance for any help. 1 Sep 2007 Can you attach a ledger to a concrete wall? These nails are cheap, hold well (as long as they penetrate at least ¾ inch into the concrete) and are extremely hard to pull out. However, I would like to know if the deck could somehow be secured to the garage. If you fill the blocks solid with concrete I would use Titan HD's from Simpson, kinda expensive, but have incredible sheer value. These anchors in the large 3/8-in. To help you decide which wall fastener to use on concrete, we've outlined all the options that can help you successfully secure wall framing to the slab. For solid concrete and grout- filled concrete block, use 1/2-inch galvanized expansion or wedge anchors. A popular method of attaching the ledger boards to the walls is with the ICF ledger connector. Position the ledger board(s) against the concrete block wall with the top edge aligned with the chalked guideline and mark each of the drilled anchor bolt holes on the wall. The various brands of cement board, such as HardieBacker, Durock, DenShield, and Wonderboard have become a standard tile backer material for nearly all ceramic, porcelain, and stone tiles for floor, wall, and countertop applications. The ledger is needed to properly attach the perpendicular roof trusses to the top of the structure. Here's what I was thinking of doing. as there's a fair drop off where the deck is going. Re: The Best Way To Attatch Ledger Boards To Concrete Block Walls. In other than very old homes, exterior brick walls are only a single wythe (layer) of brick veneer. Concrete draws moisture, so you will always have a seepage problem after you're finished. Kind of like what a ledger board does only without joist hangers as it is free standing. Ledger Board Attachment To A Solid Concrete Foundation. Not all concrete blocks are filled. Ledger Board Attachment to Brick Siding You should never attach a deck to a brick wall. How to Use: Drill right through the wood and into the concrete with a masonry bit and hammer drill. Some landscape designs call for a deck to join with a cinder block wall at a property line, a building or a planter. When fastening to uneven stone, or stucco, the ledger board must be supported from beneath with a ledger attached to the solid concrete foundation at the bottom of the wall. These blocks are then layered and stacked vertically to form a wall and are held together using concrete mortar. You can fasten wood to concrete using 3 different methods, depending on your preference. Cinder block is a difficult medium to attach anything significant to; its porous, baked-hard surface that tends to break away when drilled. You will likely at least have 2x8 floor joists so you should have approx. In most cases, deck ledgers can be bolted directly to poured concrete or concrete block walls. Insert a pencil into each hole to mark the wall surface, or you can insert a nail set and tap it with a hammer to place a mark in the concrete. Ledger board connection is a very important step in deck building. Reply. If we know that there will be ledger when we do the ICF walls, we install it by screwing it to the plastic ICF ties every couple of feet. Concrete nails are shaped like thick common nails. Both hex-head and Phillips-head styles are available. I am going to run 2 lapping strips of Grace Vycor ledger/flashing (it is like ice/ I have to attach a ledger board to a concrete wall with no access to the inside of the ... A similar thread exists about a cmu wall with a ledger. 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